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Agrigento: Valley of the Temples Skip The Line & Guided Tour

1. Agrigento: Valley of the Temples Skip The Line & Guided Tour

Come to Agrigento and discover one of Sicily's most famous historical attractions, for its well-preserved Doric temples dedicated to Greek divinities, the famous Valley of the Temples. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this Archaeological Park is located on a plateau close to the Strait of Sicily.  Follow your guide to explore this site where time seems to stand still, preserving an unprecedented historical charm. Start the tour from the temple of Hera, continuing on the sacred way to the remains of the surrounding wall. Inside the Valley, see 12 temples as well as some fortifications, the Lower and Upper Agora, an Olympian, and a Bouleuterion. Source of inspiration for poets, philosophers, and painters, it is one of the most emblematic parks in Sicily. Admire Doric temples from the Hellenic period, that correspond to the ancient Akragas, the original monumental nucleus of the city of Agrigento. Move onward to the Temple of Concord, the remains of the early Christian Necropolis, the Temple of Heracles, and the remains of the Temple of Zeus.

Agrigento: Valley of the Temples & Gardens Private Tour

2. Agrigento: Valley of the Temples & Gardens Private Tour

The guided tour of the oldest and most characteristic area of Agrigento, known as the Valley of the Temples, will take you to travel back in time among the Doric temples of the Hellenic period, visiting one of the largest and most spectacular archaeological areas in the world. We start immediately by visiting the Temple of Hera Lacinia or Juno erected 120 meters high in 450 BC. on the hill of the Rupe Atenea with Doric columns; the temple in which he used to celebrate the wedding is dedicated to Juno because inside it was kept a painting that probably depicted the goddess protector of women and fertility. A few steps away we find one of the symbols of Agrigento, the majestic Temple of Concordia, the second best preserved temple in the world after the Parthenon in Athens. Dating back to 430 BC. today it is in an excellent state of conservation thanks to the transformation of the temple into a Christian church. In the front part of the temple we can admire the suggestive bronze statue of Icarus, donated by the famous Polish sculptor Igor Mitoraj, representing the fall of Icarus who disobeying his father and flying too close to the sun, burned his wax wings and fell into the Mediterranean. We continue the guided tour exploring the oldest of the Doric temples of Agrigento, the Temple of Hercules or Heracles for the Greeks, which owes its name to a bronze statue of Hercules, the strongest and most valiant of the Gods, inside the temple . During the visit you will see prickly pear trees and breathtaking panoramic views over the valley. We then arrive at the Temple of Jupiter or Zeus, originally one of the largest temples of classical antiquity which over time was damaged due to earthquakes and therefore used as a quarry for the construction of the Porto Empedocle pier. Among the ruins of the temple we will see the reconstruction of one of the Telamons over 7 meters high, stone sculptures of giants placed outside the temple to protect the divinity, which with its majesty gives us an idea of the beauty of the temples originally. After a few steps the guided tour continues to the Temple of the Dioscuri, of which only a corner with four columns remains but which despite the few remains that have come down to the present day has become one of the most representative monuments of Agrigento. The guided tour ends by admiring the Kolymbetra Garden from the outside, an extensive citrus grove of orange and lemon trees where nature and silence make it a heavenly place in total harmony with the temples that surround it.

Agrigento: Walking Tour of Ancient Akragas with Local Guide

3. Agrigento: Walking Tour of Ancient Akragas with Local Guide

The guided tour of the oldest and most characteristic area of Agrigento, known as the Valley of the Temples, will take you to travel back in time among the Doric temples of the Hellenic period, visiting one of the largest and most spectacular archaeological areas in the world. We start immediately by visiting the Temple of Hera Lacinia or Juno erected 120 meters high in 450 BC. on the hill of the Rupe Atenea with Doric columns; the temple in which he used to celebrate the wedding is dedicated to Juno because inside it was kept a painting that probably depicted the goddess protector of women and fertility. A few steps away we find one of the symbols of Agrigento, the majestic Temple of Concordia, the second best preserved temple in the world after the Parthenon in Athens. Dating back to 430 BC. today it is in an excellent state of conservation thanks to the transformation of the temple into a Christian church. In the front part of the temple we can admire the suggestive bronze statue of Icarus, donated by the famous Polish sculptor Igor Mitoraj, representing the fall of Icarus who disobeying his father and flying too close to the sun, burned his wax wings and fell into the Mediterranean. We continue the guided tour exploring the oldest of the Doric temples of Agrigento, the Temple of Hercules or Heracles for the Greeks, which owes its name to a bronze statue of Hercules, the strongest and most valiant of the Gods, inside the temple . During the visit you will see prickly pear trees and breathtaking panoramic views over the valley. We then arrive at the Temple of Jupiter or Zeus, originally one of the largest temples of classical antiquity which over time was damaged due to earthquakes and therefore used as a quarry for the construction of the Porto Empedocle pier. Among the ruins of the temple we will see the reconstruction of one of the Telamons over 7 meters high, stone sculptures of giants placed outside the temple to protect the divinity, which with its majesty gives us an idea of the beauty of the temples originally. After a few steps the guided tour continues to the Temple of the Dioscuri, of which only a corner with four columns remains but which despite the few remains that have come down to the present day has become one of the most representative monuments of Agrigento. The guided tour ends by admiring the Kolymbetra Garden from the outside, an extensive citrus grove of orange and lemon trees where nature and silence make it a heavenly place in total harmony with the temples that surround it.

Agrigento: Valley of the Temples and Archaeological Museum

4. Agrigento: Valley of the Temples and Archaeological Museum

Learn more about the ancient culture of Sicily on a private tour of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, and get a closer look at the Doric temples of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the remains of the Temple of Hera, Temple of Concordia, Temple of Herakles and Temple of Zeus. Go to the sanctuary of chthonic deities and get a better understanding of the ancient culture revealed in the majestic structures. Learn about the different characters that made the historical settlement of Akragas the most beautiful city of mortals. Visit the archaeological museum of Pietro Griffo in the remains of the ancient Agora and look at an impressive collection of vases, marble statues and sarcophagi from the Ancient Greek and Ancient Roman periods of Sicily. See one the original telamons of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and get a better understanding of everyday life in Ancient Greece.

Agrigento: Valley of the Temples Gardens Picnic Experience

5. Agrigento: Valley of the Temples Gardens Picnic Experience

Once inside the Kolymbethra garden, a rare jewel that preserves the colors, flavors and smells of our land, where nature is merged with history, you can enjoy a walk on your own through its archaeological finds and its hypogea, excavated 2500 years ago. In the Picnic area you will find your basket with the necessary to set the table and to taste your food that unique traditions and skilled hands have prepared for you: Focaccia with Mortadella, Burrata and Pistachio pesto; Rizzuola with Bolognese souce; Mixed salad; Seasonal fruit; Cannolo with ricotta cream; Water and a bottle of Wine. In the shade of an ancient laurel tree you can enjoy the relaxation and peace that only in this place can you find accompanied by the delicate sound of water constantly flowing in the background.

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What people are saying about Agrigento

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 61 reviews

Lorenzo was the most fantastic guide and host! He brought the temples alive by sharing his knowledge of the history of the entire area of Agrigento and placed the temples in rich historical context. We would have never been able to have comprehended everything we were seeing without Lorenzo's knowledge and and answers to every question.

Liz was amazing! She did was very thorough explaining the history of the area and made it fun at the same time. We would definitely recommend her!

Excelent guide!The narrative allowed us to imagine what happened there long ago. Liz was one of the best guides I have ever had on a tour.

We loved this tour, our guide was very friendly and made the visit so much more enjoyable. The queue jump was an added bonus.

Our guide was friendly and informative! A lovely day